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Boiling wax burn in mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong.

Authors
  • Chan, E S
  • Chan, E C
  • Ho, W S
  • King, W W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
23
Issue
7-8
Pages
629–630
Identifiers
PMID: 9568338
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An unusual cause of burn, contact with boiling wax by children and adolescents during the annual mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong is presented. 57 patients who suffered from hot wax burn over the period 1986-1996 were admitted to the Burns Unit of the Prince of Wales Hospital. This special burn should be preventable by public education.

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